ERIC Number: ED240309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-28
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Agencies' Implementation of the 1983 Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
A formal review was conducted to assess the efforts made by federal agencies to implement the 1983 Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act (EJAA). (The EJAA provided emergency supplemental appropriations to provide productive employment for jobless Americans, to hasten or initiate federal projects and construction of lasting value to the nation, and to provide humanitarian assistance to indigent persons.) The review, which examined the way that 18 different federal agencies implemented the EJAA, indicated that the agencies were generally taking appropriate actions to implement the Congressional mandate expressed in the bill. It was determined that the ability of agencies to obligate Title I EJAA funds quickly was dependent, in large measure, upon the types of programs involved, with welfare-type, grant-in-aid program funds being obligated more quickly than funds for facility construction, renovation, and maintenance. By the end of 1983, a total of $933 million or about 43 percent of the Title I funds were obligated. Because no uniform, comprehensive reporting requirements exist for the number, nature, or duration of jobs created with EJAA funds, data in this area were incomplete. It appeared, however, that the agencies examined have generally allocated funds in accordance with the targeting provisions of the act. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Construction Programs, Employment Programs, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Humanitarianism, Job Development, Poverty Programs, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Public Facilities, Unemployment, Welfare Services
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20760 (First five copies free; additional copies bound--$3.25 each, unbound--$1.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.